Former Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has filed an application seeking reverse the summons by the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
He is seeking to stop his questioning by DCI and recording of a statement following his remarks on the 2017 General Election.
“I believe that if the orders sought are not granted, I stand to have my rights and fundamental freedoms infringed by the intended actions of Karanja Kibicho, John Kariuki and The Inspector General of the National Police Service, ” he added.
In the petition, Sonko says that his right to freedom of expression have been violated.
The former Governor through lawyer John Khaminwa says that on January 24,2021 at a public rally at a school in Nairobi, he did comment that Kibicho co0ordinate oversee supervise fund arrange acts of violence and destruction with the sole purpose of tarnishing the name of Orange Democratic Movement.
“My disclosure to the public of this information in my belief was to bring to the attention of the public that Kibicho did and is likely to commit criminal acts, “he added.
He says that his actions in revealing the criminal nature and acts of Kibicho makes him a whistle blower and thus should be protected from prosecution.
The former governor says that there are specific legislation that protects whistle blowers.
The man says that he will not receive fair and impartial treatment from Deputy Assistant Inspector General of police John Kariuki and other officer under control of the Inspector General of The National Police Service due to what he believes is the intervention direction and control of Kibicho.
He also wants the Court to issue an order compelling the president to form a Commission of inquiry into the violence that followed the 2017, General elections.